Intel Talks "Pineview" and Moblin v2.0

From DailyTech: Intel is the largest chipmaker in the world and dominates the CPU market. The company also holds the majority of the GPU market thanks to its integrated graphics processors that are inside most of the notebooks and netbooks on the current market.

Western Digital Adds 2TB HDD for AV/Surveillance Market

From DailyTech: Hard drives are found inside a litany of devices today from notebooks and netbooks to MP3 players and DVRs. One thing that every industry has a need for is higher storage capacities, less power consumption and better performance.

Dell taps Via Nano chips for low-power server

From CNET Dell has unveiled a new server for Web applications that uses Via Technologies' Nano processors to reduce power consumption and increase density in the data center.

Up to 12 of the new XS11-VX8 servers can be fitted into into an industry-standard 2U chassis, each using 15 watts of power while idle and 29 watts at full load. The company claims the new server can reduce total cost of ownership by up to 34 percent.

Nvidia cites ongoing 'failure' problem in some laptops

From CNET Nvidia said that some notebooks with its chips continue to have "failure" issues, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

In the Form 10-Q filing, Nvidia stated that though it does not continue to see "abnormal failure rates" in systems using Nvidia products," some notebooks are still affected.

Windows 7 Optimized for HyperThreading

From Tom's Hardware: HyperThreading was cool. It was an innovative way to process threads concurrently without actually having two physical CPU cores. Of course, then we got two (or more) physical cores with the Core 2 processor, and so went away HyperThreading. But now HyperThreading is back with Intel’s Nehalem and even Atom processors supporting the technology, and Microsoft’s optimizing Windows 7 for it.

Globalfoundries Enters Joint-Development Agreement for High-Capacity Cache Technology

From X-bit Labs: Globalfoundries, a joint-venture between Advanced Micro Devices and Advanced Technology Investment Company, on Tuesday said that it had agreed to work with T-RAM Semiconductor on Thyristor-RAM embedded memory technologies for advanced fabrication processes. The move will enable customers of Globalfoundries to enjoy the benefits of Thyristor-RAM for caches and other rapid memory blocks of their chips.

HP revenue drops, layoffs planned

From InfoWorld: Computer industry bellwether Hewlett-Packard reported a 3 percent drop in revenue as its major lines of business continued to be hammered by the global recession.

Microsoft's Next-Gen Search Engine Kumo Expected Next Week

Google dribbles out PowerMeter smart-grid service

From CNET Google has signed on smart-meter manufacturer Itron and eight utilities to offer Google's PowerMeter Web service for monitoring home energy use.

PowerMeter reads a home's electricity meter and gives the consumer a detailed readout of usage. The idea is that a better understanding of electricity usage--presented via daily trends and data on individual appliances--will help people figure out how to cut consumption.

NTT DoCoMo Unveils Japan’s First Google Android Phone

From DailyTech: As part of its summer lineup of new phones, NTT DoCoMo has unveiled Japan’s first Google Android phone: the HT-03A. The phone, which is part of NTT DoCoMo’s “Pro” series, will allow you to access a variety of Google services such as the search engine, Gmail, the Google Street View service, Picasa, and video service YouTube. The touchscreen phone is manufactured by Taiwan manufacturer HTC and will go on sale in June or July.


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